Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Jan 2010 19:45 UTC
Apple In what everybody already saw coming for weeks (months) now, Apple has just unveiled its latest product, a tablet called the iPad. Basically a bigger version of the iPhone, Steve Jobs presented the iPad during a press event in San Francisco. The most interesting news? It's powered by... An Apple processor, called the A4. The most shocking news? The price.
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RE[2]: not a bad idea at all!
by Moochman on Wed 27th Jan 2010 22:48 UTC in reply to "RE: not a bad idea at all!"
Moochman
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2005-07-06

Print—oh wait!


...because you have some inside knowledge of exactly what it will be capable of at release?

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RE[3]: not a bad idea at all!
by Kroc on Wed 27th Jan 2010 23:38 in reply to "RE[2]: not a bad idea at all!"
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2005-11-10

And where, you suppose, we plug the printer in? Not all wireless printers use a standard interface, and most have to be installed and configured via the USB cable first. Out of the box, the iPad could only hope to support five, maybe six different printers.

Google are trying to solve that problem with Chrome OS, but frankly, Apple could care less. Buy a Mac to print, obviously.

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RE[4]: not a bad idea at all!
by tyrione on Thu 28th Jan 2010 00:37 in reply to "RE[3]: not a bad idea at all!"
tyrione Member since:
2005-11-21

And where, you suppose, we plug the printer in? Not all wireless printers use a standard interface, and most have to be installed and configured via the USB cable first. Out of the box, the iPad could only hope to support five, maybe six different printers.

Google are trying to solve that problem with Chrome OS, but frankly, Apple could care less. Buy a Mac to print, obviously.


The USB Port, or the Wifi access on your printer or the wifi to your base station that has a printer slaved off via an ethernet port.

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